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Tripped down stairs, twisted ball of foot, swelling, bruises. Iced and elevated it. Treatment?

Hello- Yesterday I tripped walking down the stairs and move big toe and the ball of my foot went into an awkward position. It hurt a little bit after wards so I iced it. This morning i woke up and it is all swollen and heavily bruised and I cannnot bear any weight on it. I have been icing it and trying to keep it elevated, but it is still very swollen and very bruised. and i still am unable to bear any weight on it. What should I do next?
Asked On : Fri, 21 Sep 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
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Hi.. Kd.vball, since the toe is swollen, bruises seen and not able to bear weight on the leg..,
its better to get an x ray done to rule out any fracture..., do not

Take care..
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General & Family Physician Dr. Kumar Narinder's  Response
Dear kd.vball95, Thanks for asking, you have not mentioned your age, anyways all you are telling is suggestive of Sprained Ankle. Treatment wise Rest to your ankle is very important (It doesnot means to be completely inactive). Swelling usually takes 2 to 3 days to subside, Applying ice is good, apply for 10-15 min 2-3 times a day (but not more than 20 min in one time), elevate the joint for atleast 48 hours, Compression bandage is helpful. Sprained ankle is of different grades depending upon the severity of injury which your GP or ortho doctor will tell you better after clinical examination , so better to see doctor.
Regards Dr. Kumar
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